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Forum BEHAVIOR Will their personality change?

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    • Bunny_Mummy
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        Hello Everybun!

         

        I’m new here, so apologies if this question has already been asked/answered.

        So I have 2 bunnies. A 6-month-old neutered boy and a 10-week-old girl (will get spayed as soon as she’s old enough). The male I’ve had since he was 8 weeks old; I got the female a month or so ago.

        Even though they are currently housed separately, I spend loads of time with both bunnies (I work from home). My relationship with both is great. The male is a little reserved but loves pets and will run up to me and give kisses. The girl jumps on top of me, watches TV with me, and is generally kind of like a little dog. She has been well-handled since birth and is a very social rabbit.

        I love both bunnies equally and will bond them as soon as the girl is spayed.

        My question is: will their personality change when I bond them? I mean, will they still like human companionship if they enjoy it now? It’ll be even easier for me to spend time with them once bonded since they’ll be in the same room, and I intend to spend loads of time with them on the floor,etc.

        I’ll bond them no matter what, but just curious. 🙂

         

         

         


      • DanaNM
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          Hi there, welcome!

          If both bunnies currently enjoy your company, they will continue to after they are bonded! In general there isn’t a huge personality change with bonding, but sometimes if one bunny is very shy and not super into humans, they will mostly focus on the other bunny once bonded. That said, even in those cases,  the shy bunny can learn from the friendly bunny and actually become more social sometimes!  Your female is still pretty young so she might have a slightly personality shift as she grows into her teenage years, but she won’t suddenly hate you or anything.

          My fav thing about bonded bunnies is being able to pet both at once. 🙂

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        • Ana William
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            Bonding two rabbits can be a process and their personalities may change, especially if they were previously housed separately and have different socialization experiences. However, bonding rabbits can also have a positive effect on their relationship with you as well. If they are bonded well, they may become more relaxed and friendly towards each other and towards you, leading to more time spent together. But, if the bonding process is not smooth, it can cause stress and aggression which may impact their overall behavior and interaction with you. It is always recommended to bond rabbits gradually and with supervision, and to seek the advice of a veterinarian or an experienced rabbit behaviorist if necessary.

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